Pending approval from the University of Nebraska Board of Regents, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) has released its academic calendar for the Fall 2020 semester, with Aug. 24 as the first day of classes for students.
The semester will run from Aug. 24-Dec. 12, although some academic courses may differ. Finals week will be Dec. 14-17. We will continually evaluate the balance of in-person and remote education and research activities in a proactive and data driven way.
“Where possible, consistent with academic goals and accreditation requirements, particular courses, labs, clinical experiences, field experiences, internships, athletics, performances or examinations may be offered remotely following the Thanksgiving holiday. This adaptation in academic scheduling may provide greater flexibility and reduce the need to travel back to campus following the holiday. Approval will be at the level of each individual dean,” said Sacha Kopp, Senior Vice Chancellor for academic affairs. “In addition, we will begin exploring possibilities for innovative intercession curricula such as internships and service learning to take place in the period following Thanksgiving.”
“In consultation with the UNO deans and Vice Chancellors, we have developed a course plan that emphasizes safety for faculty, staff, and students this fall semester and beyond. UNO has responded innovatively to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and even as we release these dates, faculty and students should be assured that the university will be prepared to rapidly adapt if and when this very fluid situation changes. Our primary goal is to optimize the health and wellness of all involved and at the same time to ensure that our students receive the tools they need to succeed and complete their studies in a timely manner,” said chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, MD.
UNO's Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is actively monitoring the rapidly evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and providing regular updates to the UNO community as the situation changes.
UNO is preparing to safely resume in-person teaching and learning for the Fall 2020 Semester beginning Aug. 24. Five working groups composed of students, faculty, and staff are addressing areas of academics, facilities, student services, communications, and events/athletics in order to ensure a safe return.
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About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.